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International Out and About

Discussion in 'International News' started by NCFLMedia, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. NCFLMedia

    NCFLMedia Station Group CEO

    Dec 1, 2014
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    Two things I learned today...

    One: Bloomberg TV Canada shut down back in October 2017 and was quickly replaced by Bloomberg Television in the states.

    Two: BNN is expected to rebrand as "BNN Bloomberg," creating a new partnership between Bell Media and Bloomberg and overtaking the previous one from Channel Zero. Also, Bell Media will have the rights to Bloomberg Radio through iHeartRadio Canada.

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  2. Northerner

    Northerner Bureau Chief

    Mar 26, 2017
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    The first incarnation was operated by Channel Zero.

    Original programming consisted of an hour-long show at 4pm ET, first titled The Daily Brief and later Bloomberg Markets: Canada, hourly updates during the business day and a nightly show produced 3-5 times a week called Bloomberg North.

    The rest of the day consisted or simulcast programming of the US service and it maintained the same on-screen data heavy format.

    Channel Zero pulled the plug in Sept. 2017, claiming they couldn't start a radio version of the operation in Toronto. To their credit, they did try and apply for one of the few remaining FM licenses in 2012 to no avail.

    I didn't hear of Channel Zero stiffing them on their severance pay (look up CHCH-TV if you haven't already).
  3. WWUpdate

    WWUpdate AM Anchor

    Dec 14, 2006
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    The first Welt-branded newscast on the former N24 this morning (preceded by a look back at the channel's history):

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